semifinalists are set in the 2011 Men's Collegiate 7s Championships, with
Central Washington making the biggest splash.
CWU, spurred by a torrid first five minutes where Tim Stanfill and Patrick
Blair scored tries, both converted by Andrew Nelson, took a 21-5 lead into
the final four minutes and held on to beat the vaunted (and RUGBYMag.com's
favorite to win it all) St. Mary's... Read More
surprising results and scores early on in Day Two of the USA Rugby Women's
Collegiate 7s Championships.
Two teams that looked dominant in pool play didn't on Saturday. Princeton
survived a scare against Oregon State 15-12. And in fact, the Tigers fell
behind 12-0, perhaps a little too confident that they could cast aside a
Beavers squad that was beaten decisively by Norwich... Read More
Late Friday night USA Rugby reviewed tape from the Stony Brook vs. Oklahoma
pool game and determined it was stopped short, erroneously, by the referee
with over three minutes to be played.
“A situation regarding the official match time of the Stony Brook v.
Oklahoma game in Pool D of the USA Rugby Men’s College Sevens National
Championship has been brought to the attention of USA... Read More
Outside of some very unfortunate controversy,
Pool D was highly competitive. Each team had its time to shine, and like
Pool F, it wasn’t decided until the final whistle blew on the final game of
In the pool’s first match, Oklahoma jumped out to a 10-0 lead as Tennessee
gained its bearings. The Volunteers replied with scores from team leaders
Sam Anderson and Nick Evans... Read More
Life did just enough to win Pool B Friday. The Running Eagles opened the
day with a 31-0 defeat of Texas. Given the Longhorns reached the Cup
Quarterfinals of the CRC in June, that originally seemed like a good
result, but by the end of day one, Texas scored just 12 points en route to
Life’s second opponent, Cal Poly, was a much more formidable bunch, and it
took all 14... Read More
Throughout much of Friday, St. Mary’s looked
like maybe the best team at Nationals. Several coaches or onlookers
remarked at the Gaels’ speed and sharpness, and rightly so, as they opened
the tournament with a 53-0 drubbing of UW-Milwaukee.
The second game, however, was probably closer than one might have expected,
as a pesky Western Washington team led St. Mary’s 7-0 early and... Read More
Though Pool E’s records finished as lopsided as a
four-team pool’s can, with one team going undefeated, another winless and
the other two a combined 3-3, a conversion here or a caught pass there
could have meant the difference between Kutztown or UC Davis advancing to
the Cup Quarterfinals.
In the pool’s opening match, Florida nearly clipped UC Davis. Tied 5-5, the
Gators had... Read More
Arkansas State had the most impressive day
one of any team at Nationals. The Red Wolves never trailed and didn’t
concede their first try until the sixth-minute of the third game, which
they were winning 17-0 over Central Washington at that point.
Until they ran up against ASU, the Wildcats were having a pretty good
Friday, too. They got off to a slow start against Arkansas, and if... Read More
Colorado's Luke Lahman.
John Eilts photo courtesy of USA
Miami's Luke Markovich. John
Eilts photo courtesy of USA Rugby
A&M's Brian Guillen on the
tackle. John Eilts photo
courtesy of USA Rugby
I touted Pool F as the tournament’s toughest, and it very... Read More
Cal was true to the hype and won their two pool games to easily waltz into
Saturday’s quarterfinals of the 2011 Women’s College 7s Championships
Led by the try-scoring Marical Quirindongo-Crespo, the Bears disposed of
UNC-Charlotte 24-0 and Santa Clara 17-5. (UNC-Charlotte discovered just
before leaving for the tournament that some of their... Read More